Articles | Volume 6, issue 5
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 6, 711–720, 2006

Special issue: Methods for risk assessment and mapping in Germany

Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 6, 711–720, 2006

  04 Aug 2006

04 Aug 2006

CEDIM Risk Explorer – a map server solution in the project "Risk Map Germany"

M. Müller1,3, S. Vorogushyn1,3, P. Maier1,3, A. H. Thieken1, T. Petrow1,3, A. Kron2,3, B. Büchele2,3, and J. Wächter1 M. Müller et al.
  • 1GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam (GFZ), Data Center & Section Engineering Hydrology, Telegrafenberg, 14473 Potsdam, Germany
  • 2Department for Water and River Basin Management, Chair of Water Resources, Hydraulic and Rural Engineering, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
  • 3Center for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Technology (CEDIM), Karlsruhe, Germany

Abstract. The project "Risk Map Germany" at the Center for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Technology (CEDIM) aims at visualizing hazards, vulnerabilities and risks associated with natural and man made hazards. CEDIM as an interdisciplinary project unified various expertise like earthquake, storm and flood disaster research. Our aim was to visualize the manifold data exploration in thematic maps. The implemented Web-GIS solution "CEDIM Risk Explorer" represents the map visualizations of the different risk research. This Web-GIS integrates results from interdisciplinary work as maps of hazard, vulnerability and risk in one application and offers therefore new cognitions to the user by enabling visual comparisons. The present paper starts with a project introduction and a literature review of distributed GIS environments. Further the methods of map realization and visualization in the selected technical solution is worked out. Finally, the conclusions give the perspectives for future developments to the "CEDIM Risk Explorer".